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"Main Street Stairway," photograph. Artist: Barry Lobdell. This work is part of a new exhibit, "12983: Exploring Saranac Lake," opening August 1 at the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake with a reception from 5-7 pm
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Jul 30, 2014 — In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
Jul 30, 2014 — From silent stars to John Wayne to Iron Man, film critic Bob Mondello looks at the role that Hollywood has played in defining manliness, and how that definition has changed over several decades.
Jul 30, 2014 — Syfy channel has cornered the market on a new kind of film: a movie that's played completely straight, but constructed to look cheesy and easy to ridicule. The best example? Sharknado 2, the sequel to a film so bad it became huge success. Can the network strike gold twice by being stupid on purpose?
Jul 30, 2014 — Look, of course Sharknado 2 is stupid. That's not the question. The question is whether it still makes a good party game.
Jul 30, 2014 — Is Comic-Con as overwhelming as you've heard? Well ... yes and no. Mostly yes. But on the other hand, it's also completely fascinating, even to nervous first-timers.
Photo © 2003 Alex Attaviano
Photo 2003 Alex Attaviano

Theatre Review: Constant Star at Syracuse Stage

Constant Star, a co-production with Virginia Stage Company, is playing at Syracuse Stage through November 15. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
Filmmaker John O'Brien

A Portrait of Vermonters on Film

David Sommerstein talks with filmmaker John O'Brien. He gained fame in Vermont with his film Man With a Plan that made dairy farmer Fred Tuttle a cult hero and catapulted him to a run for U.S. Senate in 1998. O'Brien is in Potsdam tonight as a part of the Cinema 10 film series to show the third film in his trilogy about the people of Tunbridge, Vermont, Nosey Parker.  Go to full article
Cultural Landmark: Clare & Carl's old-style "Michigan" stand, Plattsburgh.

Folklorists Gather in Sackets Harbor

Folklorists from across the state will gather in Sackets Harbor for their fall meeting this weekend. Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, TAUNY, will host the conference which will focus on cultural landmarking and conservation. Executive Director Varick Chittenden says TAUNY will showcase its Very Special Places project at the gathering.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Harmonica Man Fred V. Higby

Fred V. Higby plays the harmonica. He figured out how to play when he was 10, played it all over Europe during World War II, and he still plays as often as he has the...  Go to full article

Preview: Blues Pianist Bob Malone

Bob Malone's talent for playing New Orleans style piano blues has taken him to Europe, Japan and hundreds of concert halls and blues clubs from coast to coast?but he's never...  Go to full article

The Year That Trembled Debuts in Plattsburgh

Vermont independent director Jay Craven's new film, The Year That Trembled, will be shown Saturday night (7 pm) in Plattsburgh. Todd Moe talks with the grassroots...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Proof at FlynnSpace in Burlington

The award-winning play Proof is the initial offering of Vermont Stage's tenth anniversary season and runs through October 26. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was...  Go to full article

Shape-Note Singing for the Fun of It

Social Band, a Vermont based shape-note singing ensemble, will perform Saturday night (7 pm) at the Old Meeting House Museum in Dekalb. Todd Moe talks with Social Band...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Feelgood at Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa

The Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa, better known as GCTC, is currently presenting the Canadian premiere of the British comedy Feelgood. It runs through...  Go to full article
Photo © 2003 Alex Attaviano

Theatre Review: Floyd Collins at Storch Theatre, Syracuse

The musical Floyd Collins runs through October 25 at the Storch Theatre next door to Syracuse Stage. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and...  Go to full article

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